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police reportedly fired tear gas in ferguson as people defy a curfew imposed following nights of heavy protests all of this of course over the police killing of an unarmed black teen and a brutal crackdown by security forces on mostly peaceful protesters. today's top stories in a review off the week key have finally accepted russia's humanitarian convoy is in fact carrying aid after almost three hundred trucks with goods for struggling civilians have been stuck at the border for a day. and if the u.s. pulls more weapons into the iraq conflict supporting the plight of the kurdish fighters against islamic militants international we look at exactly what it is that
washington is trying to achieve. its old world headlines live from moscow it's on t. international with me rule research showing thank you for joining us today let's get straight to our breaking news for you this hour the very latest pictures out of focus in missouri where police have reportedly fired tear gas at protesters it's where the riots were sparked when an officer shot dead an unarmed black teen officials claim they only used smoke grenades it came off during the overnight curfew was broken let's cross live now to. joining us live from focusing with more two in the morning way you are understand there's been a bit of an escalation during the overnight hours what's the latest really that's exactly right it's been exactly one week since the killing of an eighteen year old unarmed michael brown a night after night seven nights in
a row tensions have been flying high tonight for five hours a curfew has been imposed over ferguson where president. were advised to stay out of the streets and not protest for one night police had warned that tear gas could be used as well as certain other measures to keep people off the street for five hours now for about twenty minutes that curfew lasted in peace when nobody was outside despite the heavy heavily militarized police force out on the streets but about twenty minutes into the curfew several dozen people did run out onto the streets and this was followed by shots fired by police initially it was reported that these were tear gas cannons being fired however police themselves have said that what they have been firing have been has just been smoke and not tear gas this is of course yet to be really officially confirmed because according to some social media reports in fact tear gas was used it has to be said that for several nights
in a row police did in fact fire tear gas now tonight when this curfew is in place we do know that at least a couple of arrests have been made we will have to wait and see when officials number official numbers come out and of course the curfew still continues so we'll have to wait and see exactly where this night and as it wraps up and certainly it has to be said that night after night hundreds if not thousands of people had been coming out onto the streets up until tonight when we only saw a couple of dozen of people defy this curfew for more details on what exactly unraveled throughout this entire week let's now go to our report from ferguson. was was there was a community filled with rage sorrow and grief as demanding justice was ferguson missouri is a small town with twenty thousand residents. many of them took to the streets after a black unarmed teenager was shot dead by a police officer five it's
a loss that's shaken the community to its core just yet i believe there's no reason it was a young man should be murdered in cold blood thousands have protested only god he writes was writing and looting has also broken out which most residents criticize but tolerate by saddam hussein is the right thing to do but at same time there was a for that would have made headline news the police have hit back and hard. at least the militarized police force has resorted to firing rubber bullets and other heavy handed tactics to quell the unrest very narrow we were before we were bad so yes they got sort of quite a while where they were shooting them and so the conflicts and we were in the streets so why are you showing them and so the complex as key is the excessive use of force by police has riled up protesters even more and triggered strong criticism it defies everything. my fellow marines and i fought for when we were defending the constitution in iraq and afghanistan the forceful response was followed by curbs
put on civilian freedom school the other night a flight ban over ferguson was imposed by the federal aviation administration on tuesday that was followed by a state of emergency and curfew on saturday as officials struggled to figure out how to handle the situation the identity of the officer responsible for the killing a white twenty eight year old darren wilson was kept under wraps for almost a week it was made public along with footage that allegedly shows michael brown robbing a store on the day of his death the local community reacted with anger they released a name in this video. michael brown. at the same time to kind of deflect the fact he was murdered but this kind of what it feels like they were trying to do the video justified in shooting nine times. the team down here in ferguson has sparked broad motion but for locals it's just the most recent injustice they've suffered they say the african-american community has
been targeted by the police force for years if not decades and not just here but all across the country understand and recognize that we're dealing with apartheid in america it's not just what happened to mike brown it's happening to all of our children this is systematic racism still allowed and destroying us and while these people hope for a fair punishment for the officer behind brown's death real social change is what they want in the long run this. is. what that looks like a distant goal as people here work out how to come to terms with their anger and their grief is they see it you're going to ferguson missouri. there was a massive outrage as to why the police turned out in full combat gear to tackle the peaceful rallies that's our show you this picture from one of the rallies it doesn't take an expert to share this officer right here is loaded with combat gear that's a closer look at it exactly what it is that he's actually kitted out in his head
carrying clothes a military helmet and tuck tical goggles weapon of choice possibly a grenade or tear gas launcher with a high tech side on his side a too big fighting knives political columnist ted rall says the police in focus on missouri are an awful long way away from the motto to serve and protect. it's not the first time this is happened you know this is a situation that repeats itself in all sorts of african-american communities across the united states that are policed as though they were occupied territory by highly militarized i would say u.s. troops but local police who are equipped as though they were occupying afghanistan or iraq so you know there is no connection whatsoever but just hostility between the communities that are being policed and the police that are supposed to be serving them that's the big issue that's the big problem and i don't see how the president in his investigation over this one incident would be able to make much
headway there the shooting of michael brown has not only spog public outrage but also highlighted a rather trend of increasing police brutality in the country in july this year and a systematic man died after an officer put him in a chokehold even though the victim repeatedly gossip that he was having difficulty breathing and this month a mentally ill man was gunned down by police during a standard stop and search and one of the most distressing incidents took place in georgia in may of this year when this baby right here was severely injured by a stun grenade during a police raid the officers did apologize later because well they got the wrong house. it's a lousy international off the days of uncertainty ukraine has finally accepted that a russian convoy awaiting its border is actually carrying humanitarian aid for the red cross is currently checking almost three hundred trucks loaded with tons of food medical supplies water and power generators as well they're destined for the
eastern regions where people are in desperate need for very basic essentials a key of the highly reluctant to let the convoy into his territory saying it could be used to smuggle weapons to his ati's maria. hundreds of tons of humanitarian aid from russia destined for war torn eastern ukraine has you can see behind me are currently packed and ready to be delivered but it has been stuck here at the russian ukrainian border for more than three days already unable to cross while the red cross officials say it may take up to another week for four and more knitters to check the cargo meanwhile russia has warned that those deliberately preventing the convoy from entering ukraine will be responsible for humanitarian catastrophe and we can tell you that the situation on the ground is indeed very dramatic this week we were able to several times cross into ukraine and go to lugansk one of the major epicenters of what key of course is and to tear up the ration and one of the most shouted cities in the area and we saw
a very sad picture on the ground valentino is alone in her dark apartment in lugansk packing there has been no electricity in most of the city for almost two weeks now and the shelling continues. wellington has already sent her daughter and her granddaughter to family friends in a russian they didn't see each other for a month we meet her when she's getting ready to follow them kompany her all the way to the border. only need good. news. with the. little thirty eight. and we learned in the us can only very ingenious husband was due to come back from a trip to their country house this morning but he's still not back the phones are down and she has no way of knowing what's delayed him. but with daily bombings she
can't help but be worried and might be says any of the mood you feel that you're going to have it all moved with. on new hope i hope my whole world to winning tina puts in her girls winter clothes and finishes packing she leaves her home with six bags and a very heavy heart zinaida from the guns krege and has cancer her home was shelled twice but she tries to remain buoyant but even her optimism was not enough to do with what she saw that day that convinced her she can stay in lugansk bush. i was at a bus stop and then i decided to leave for some reason as soon as i left the bus stop a show exploded right behind me five people died one man had his head blown off and a woman lost her leg took me three days to get over it she says making the decision
was not an easy one but it was a very quick one. by smearing it's not about the fear of death but more of outright panic why it's always going on but why is this for their peaceful people here zenaida leaves and just like many others hopes to come back but she fears that she would never be able to do so. well we talked as he needed but in tina reunites with her husband and great public transportation is sporadic at best and he missed his bus with no way to call home it's less than sixty kilometers from lugansk to the border but these journey might seem endless to those forced to flee. already in russia it's a mixture of pain and despair and who is these people turning page two of their lives so made over nineteen and her husband will spend some time in this refugee camp at the russian ukrainian border until they manage to get to their final
destinations joining thousands of others who have fled eastern ukraine living their lives and homes behind them they do not know what tomorrow holds in store but at least they say their war he's now behind them review no show r.t. in ukraine and russia and this news just in we're hearing the first of several trucks right now are moving towards the ukrainian border apparently they have been given the green light after the red cross inspected their cargoes here in our international will be keeping you informed on the situation as soon as we get it. in the meantime radicals from the ultra nationalist right sector group of threatened to unleash their full force on kiev this according to a statement published on the group's website it says unless president poroshenko meets their demands within the next forty eight hours they will withdraw their forces fighting on the eastern front line and march to kiev in full battle gear and
group is demanding the release of its members of arrested by police on various occasions as well as the sacking of officials they consider sympathetic to the anti-government forces in the east the right sector consists of several nationalist extremist groups at first emotion during the anti-government protests in the capital when they clashed with police seized government buildings and torched cars around the city and later they form several special units who are now fighting local militias in the east. now this week ukraine accused moscow of violating its border claiming a military unit cross the frontier something that russia has dismissed as nonsense the ukrainian president also said the vehicles had all been destroyed although no evidence has been provided two days after the claims however social networks and several newspapers very quick to call it a russian invasion. it all started when two moscow based correspondents for u.k.
newspapers posted on twitter they saw a column of armored vehicles with russian plates crossing the border they back their statements by enclosing a number of photos and identifiable locations the un u.s. and european observers who were all in that area all of them saying they can't confirm any of these allegations or political analyst chris bambery says if indeed a russian invasion were to happen it would look nothing like this sudden where we have these koreans or the russian invasion of ukraine if the russians were going to invade ukraine would they just send in some armored personnel carriers lightly armored vehicles and the answer is no or if you were going to invade a wall zordon world their opponents already have aircraft and artillery you would of course use heavy armor infantry airplanes and artillery the russians are an amateur as they know this so it's highly unlikely in any military idea that you would just send in some lightly armored armored personnel carriers into ukraine it
will miss the suicide mission so i think the whole thing is rather bizarre. spain has become the latest country to join a global plea to release a missing russian photojournalist a thirty three year old. disappeared in eastern ukraine almost two weeks ago and since then kiev has been going back and forth confirming the denying that they have him russia the u.n. and international human rights groups have all been calling for his immediate release international has stressed that journalists shouldn't be restricted in. a free and drew hash tag is currently trending on social networks to help his plight seven journalists have been killed many others abducted and interrogated all tortured in eastern ukraine right there you're looking at the faces of those who have risked their lives covering. stories and we're also posting any and all updates on the missing photographer.
off to a very short break here on our team the national will be back and looking at the fallout of a modern day trade war as the e.u. is pushing for more sanctions on russia. so we leave the. bush and see. your party is it the. shoes that no one is asking with to get they deserve answers from. it was very interesting because they were dropped out of the sky the whole world rohrbach up there would shift across a few degrees. and do a circle in combat at
a speed but you know just astronomical speeds. hello again the european union is threatening even more sanctions against russia as it puts the blame for the violence in ukraine squarely on the kremlin and even urged other countries outside the e.u. to stop cooperating with moscow however even inside europe the unity of a punitive measures appears to be fracturing slovakia's prime minister criticized
them as a meaningless gesture that would threaten economic growth the e.u. member states austria's agriculture minister confirmed the industry is poised to lose at least six million dollars as a result of russia's retaliatory food ban while the check cleared a claim the restrictions themselves are ineffective and could only lead to a spiral of worsening relations that achieve nothing you've got a piece going off now looking at the squabble and as possible consequences for the past few months we've definitely been witnessing a rising tensions between russia and the west but what's happening now is already being described by many as a full blown trade war first in late july the e.u. slapped russia i would say start getting a whole sectors of its economy for major banks were hit and one airline was completely grounded but then russia announced counter measures banning the import of billions of euros worth of fruit vegetables meat dairy and other products european producers are the worst hit and brussels has to compensate the losses the
problem is the size of its emergency fund is around four hundred million euros while the estimated damage may reach five billion you know we are going to lose one point three million euros but we're relatively small business imagine the other big firms such as like to lease which send several trucks a week on the sort of those it's going to affect of us it will take two or three months to collect our remaining crop and we don't know what will happen if no one buys it. now we're in a bad economic situation more than two hundred families have been destroyed we will have damage in excess of eight hundred fifty thousand your rules if nothing is changed we are in a desperate situation and next to russia starts negotiations with latin america specifically ecuador brazil chile and argentina to meet the new eight percent shortfall in imports according to the financial times the e.u. me start trying to talk some of the states out of upping trade with russia perhaps
promising to open its market to their products but here is the ecuadorian embassador to russia's thoughts on this i think the current situation creates great opportunities for ecuador but it would have been unwise to pass up such a chance to diversify and expand our trading capabilities especially having received an offer to become a privileged partner with russia. some business analysts in the west have now started wondering how wise was it to start playing this game of tit for tat sanctions the sanctions or will they really work and we don't think they will and we've all been working in the russian market probably now for the last twenty years and times have always been difficult to do russia business in russia but i don't think the sanctions will really help and we just wanted to sort of voice that could well be job losses coming along we heard that j.c. big. reported that he potentially could lose. orders as a result of the sanctions and as a result of that would lose jobs over here watching this economic battle swing back
and forth like a pendulum one is reminded of newton's famous law every action has an equal and opposite reaction which just will be the last to retaliate is very hard to predict right now. however despite disappointment with the west. north. that was the message from president putin during a visit to crimea for a meeting of the country's political elite in a speech there he outlined the future course of russia's foreign policy. moscow reserves the right to pull out of international treaties if indeed doing so serves its own interests. and also called on russian society to unite although i did that should not be done for conflicts. to find out more about vladimir putin's visit of crimea. also there for you right now british schools unveiled islamic soon to be found on the shelves of a retailer we sold as part of the school uniform. and the lethal
cocktail was sent to us by mistake it was administered to chickens who all ended up dying officials insisting there was never any threat to human life get the scoop on that it is right now. on the program it's already international to iraq where kurdish fighters have launched an offensive to retake the country's largest dam from the islamic state group now the u.s. is supporting the operation sending its military planes washington though along with the e.u. has decided to send weapons to the kurdish forces. to militants of the islamic state have been seizing control of vast swathes of iraq for months now it when they approached its kurdish region the u.s. took action this is a humanitarian issue of great consequence for all the militants
threaten not just the people of the kurdish region but also its oil production since the u.s. invasion in two thousand and three iraq's kurdistan has seen a boom in energy production. u.s. energy giants exxon mobil and chevron are among the many oil and gas for arms large and small now drilling there seems that. american oil companies operating in the kurdish region in the north of iraq had some weight. it was one of the main considerations that the obama administration. took so why is thinking about the engagement of turkey in iraq this month to say my autonomy is region has shown to be friendly with us into u.s. business but the oil rich kurdistan has long sought to break away from iraq it has now moved to sell crude independently from bogged down arguing that the central government doesn't give the region its fair share of oil revenue and leave the
onslaught of the islamic state in the political turmoil in baghdad many kurds see an opportunity to finally carve out a homeland by exclusively supporting the kurdish region washington may fuel their cause that the kurdish region is functional the way we would like to see it and it is tolerant of other sex and other religion in a way that you would like to see elsewhere so we do think that it's important to make sure that that space is protected the obama administration likes the way kurdistan functions but doesn't like the way iraq as a whole functions the obama administration denies that it gave up on the central government in baghdad moving to directly protect u.s. interests with the humanitarian situation so dire and the threat posed by the islamic state so imminent america's increased involvement may not have much opposition now even if the eventual outcome will be the breakup of iraq in washington i'm going to check on our team. and the moscow researcher live on r.t.
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